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Posted by: Dennis Hinkamp on Apr 20, 2012

Biotech Summer Camp for High School Students

Contact: USU Public Relations & Marketing
  Dr. Afifa Sabir
  Phone: (435) 760-3767

USU Biotechnology Summer Academy for High School Students Dates Announced

LOGAN, UT – Biotechnology Summer Academy offers an exciting opportunity for high school students (juniors & seniors) to experience cutting-edge laboratory research first-hand at USU’s Center for Integrated BioSystems.
The 12th annual Biotechnology Summer Academy is for students interested in biological sciences and engineering. The five-day program is held on the campus of Utah State University in Logan, Utah.  An advanced program is available for returning students.
Students are mentored by USU faculty, who work in various disciplines. Faculty and members of their laboratory guide students through the planning and practice of daily research experiments and activities.
Each student is assigned to work with a specific group for the duration of the program. Students gain exposure to different facets of the group's research by being integrated in the daily work of the laboratory.
Biotechnology Summer Academy challenges students to prepare for their future. Students will explore everything from plants, soils, food, nutrition, animal veterinary sciences, to current topics in chemistry, biology, biological engineering, genomics and cloning.
“We want the students to see how research is done in the labs,” says Dr. Afifa Sabir, education coordinator /program director for the Center for Integrated BioSystems. “Many of the students we see at the program return to attend USU on scholarship.”
The program includes lectures, demonstrations, laboratory training, field trips, mentoring and research. The program dates are July 9 – 13, 2012.
For more information and to apply, visit
Questions may be emailed to (tel: 435-797-3504).
The fee is $200 and includes five-days of room and board.
Deadline for application is June 18, 2012.
Contact: Dr. Afifa Sabir,, 435-760-3767
Writer: Jeannine Huenemann, (435) 797-8274,


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